2022 Leadership Challenges

The race for talent, growth, and engagement is on its way for 2022.  SNW Speakers is leading with a Leadership Introduction Series over the next month, as leaders embrace the beginning of another year with pandemic concerns.

Come along with David Burkus, the author of LEAD FROM ANYWHERE.; take a peek at what is still evolving and it is not going away………..maybe ever!

* The future of work is working from anywhere.

* The office will always be there, to be sure. But not everyone who was sent away in March 2020 is keen on returning. And almost no one is keen on returning there for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

* Leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere. And there are a lot of them. New skills in technology, communication, coaching, succession planning to bring the NexGen leaders along, and so much more. But there’s one place every leader can start.

Culture, driven by top management, instills a sense of purpose, an element of work that explains the “why” you are there, doing your best, being engaged, and driven.  The Great Resignation might just be the Great Search for Meaning and Inclusion or the Great Migration.

Invite David to your next virtual or in-person meeting to understand how to win this race.  Let’s set up a conference call for you with David to explore and see if he is the right Race Master for your team.   For quick info about David, give me a ring at 704-533-1706.

About David:

A skilled researcher and inspiring communicator, David Burkus is a former associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. He has delivered keynote speeches and workshops for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Stryker, and governmental and military leaders at the US Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School. His TED talk has been viewed over two million times.  He has also been on the Thinkers50 List in 2017 & 2019.


Words Have Power

Words Have Power

Here at Speakers Network Worldwide, we believe that words have power and that they really matter. We believe this so strongly that we have created a whole business around the spoken word and bringing people who have something valuable to say to our clients to meet their specific needs.

So, speakers have the power to convey incredible insight and inspiration through their words and their stories. People either listen to those words or they don’t. Those that don’t may miss something extraordinary, but those who do listen, do it for 3 reasons:

  1. They listen because they are intrigued by the speaker’s life experiences and knowledge.

Speakers often have experienced a life event that gives insight into what the average audience doesn’t know.  They have overcome adversity, beat the odds, or experienced a life-changing event and are happy to explain how their experiences helped them become better personally and professionally. Speakers are often experts in their fields, having spent years studying a specific topic or skill and their knowledge is worthy of sharing with an audience.

  1. They listen because the speaker is a great storyteller.

Some people have the gift of telling a great story. They create entertainment using theatrical skill to engage an audience and bring them into the tale as if they were actually part of the story itself. Seeing oneself in a mirror often shines light on weaknesses that can be overcome.

  1. They listen because the speaker can inspire personal change in their lives.

A great speaker’s words can change how people think, feel, and act. Becoming aware of thoughts, feelings and actions causes reflection and evaluation, which can lead to personal growth and renewal. Many speakers have great skill in motivating people to action. They have studied learning styles and the psychology of personal drive and are able to use their messages as a tool to help others create meaning and purpose.

We at Speakers Network Worldwide are waiting to help you and your organization tap into the power of words! 

Conquering Ourselves

Conquering Ourselves

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary


One of the biggest things I have learned isn’t that life is full of summits and valleys. We all have those summit experiences where we stand at the top and breathtakingly stare in awe of an accomplishment or an unspeakable gift. And, we all have those valley times when we just look up wishing we were at the top of the nearest mountain looking back at a trial or tempest being experienced in our lives. (more…)